Jack and the Beanstalk Lesson Plan Printable Activities for Preschool
|The children and the young at heart are in
for a real treat! A fun contemporary version of Jack
and the Beanstalk. This English
fairy tale was popularized by Joseph Jacobs. The original version features a goose that lays golden eggs which ties in with Aesop's Fable, The Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs. Other, versions feature a hen, as the video versions below.
This story has endless possibilities for activities and topics here are only two approaches:
Activity > Growing My Beanstalk > Grow a bean plant indoors in a small sturdy pot, once it sprouts insert a 6-9 inch thin branch or stick, gently in the pot and help the plant climb the branch. Help your child make a small drawing of himself and tape to the top of the branch to pretend he is "Jack" climbing. the beanstalk.
DLTK's Learning About Plants Craft (2+) > Visit the following activities and instructions to make a wonderful and easy craft to learn about plants and how seeds grow.
Review the links in the themes below for printable activities and crafts for these topics.
Jack grows a beanstalk. Visit the ChooseMyPlate links below and learn about the nutritional value of beans in our diet.
Beans (dry or green) are in the vegetables group. Dry beans are also part of the protein foods group. Explore and taste different types of beans.
Bean seeds, soil and small pot